The Artful Bride: Wedding Invitations: A Stylish Bride's Guide to Simple, Handmade Wedding Correspondence

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Some Quick And Simple Wedding Reception Ideas

If weddings are long ceremonial drags, then receptions are the much needed boost and exhilaration. Wedding receptions are the couples way of thanking their friends and family for supporting the union and... 

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Simple And Practical Wedding Planning Ideas

Engagement is a fun time in a couples life. They look forward to their new life with anticipation and excitement while preparing for their special wedding day. This is meant to be a day that everyone can enjoy with minimal stress, and this can be easily accomplished with a few practical wedding planning ideas.

Those who wish to pull everything together and be focused will need to be organized. To be able to accomplish this, you will need a few simple tool at hand. The most basic and necessary tool is the wedding organizer. This can simply be a three ring binder where you can store all of your information in one place. But it should also contain a calendar and some to do lists.

Some prefer using a computer to store all of their information on wedding planning ideas. For those who are a little more tech savvy and like to carry their computer around with them, this is a good alternative. However, for someone who does not wish to carry a PC or deal with computer programs, a pen and pad in a wedding planner is much more simple.

A wedding involves so many different venues and so much information that is impossible to keep track of without a method of organization. Things such as contact information, receipts, pictures, brochures, music sheets, appointment lists, guest lists, contracts, and deadlines will all need to be properly organized. If they are not, you will find yourself frustrated, overwhelmed, and stressed.

Keep your to do list up to date and write down all your wedding planning ideas in the appropriate section of the wedding organizer. Details are everything, and it is always much better to have too much information rather than too little. You may find that you need to clean and reorganize this binder from time to time to keep the information relevant and easy to access. This will become a valuable resource and a keepsake for a later time.

Planning A Wedding On A Budget

With the economy being unstable many people have decided to start doing everything on a budget. However, some people may not have considered that they may need to start planning a wedding on a budget. Then when they start to think more about this topic they may realize that they do not even know how to do this. That is when they will want to get some help in succeeding in this task that they have.

One thing that a person on a budget should do is decide how many people are going to be at the wedding. This can be a huge factor because the more people that are present means the more food that needs to be served. However, if the wedding is smaller and more limited in who comes the cost may not be as high on the couple.

Something else that needs to be considered when planning a wedding on a budget is where the reception is being held at. The reception can be one of the most expensive parts at the wedding. However, a person needs to consider if they are going to have one and if they do if the cost of it could be included in the wedding. Then if they are having one if the bar is going to be open or pay as you go.

The amount of flowers for the wedding should be looked at as well. Flowers can be a very expensive option for a wedding because they are typically live plants. So a person should look at how many they are going to have and what the cost of having that many will be. Then they need to evaluate how many would look good in the church to ensure they are getting the proper amount for the size of the church.

Being able to start planning a wedding on a budget does not have to be that difficult. However, for some people they will want to know about some of the various things that they should consider when looking at doing this. Once they know some of the more costly items they can trim them down and then the wedding will be able to meet the budget requirements that a person may have in place.

Quick And Affordable Wedding Favors Ideas

A wedding is an exciting time in the life of a family; however, much is involved and they will soon realize how all the little costs can add up quickly. Wedding favors is one simple area where one can cut costs so that they are still able to fund other details of the wedding. Here are a few wedding favors ideas to help one achieve just that.

Sweets for the sweet: Who doesn’t love candy? This is a popular choice for wedding favors and everyone will appreciate it and enjoy it. The really unique thing about candy is the way that one chooses to present it. There are a million inexpensive ways to give candy that will make it perfect for the occasion, or one could even order custom M&Ms in wedding colors.

Those who are into edible favors can also choose to make their own homemade treats to give away. These are sure to be a hit and can be quite affordable, although they will take a little time and careful preparation. Things such as cookies or chocolate covered caramel apples are hot treats sure to please and can be great wedding favors ideas.

Trinkets are also popular for this necessity. Bubbles, bottle stoppers, tiny picture frames, magnets, or other small items can often be purchased in bulk and even personalized with ribbon or stickers.

Candles will give a guest something to enjoy at home later while also giving them something to remember the wedding by. A small votive and glass holder can be a cost efficient choice that anyone will be able to enjoy and obtain several hours of delight from.

Other wedding favors ideas include flower or herb seeds can be an eco-friendly wedding favor choice and something that will keep blessing guests for months or years to come. You could even choose a packet of flower seeds that features flowers the same color as the wedding.